So now I have a place to stay while at Comic-Con next month, thanks to your generous donations.
I will be staying at the Best Western Plus Otay Valley Hotel in Chula Vista Wednesday night, July 11 through Monday morning, July 16. It’s not as close to the SDCC as I’d like (roughly 10 miles, closer to Mexico than downtown San Diego).
An aerial view of the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con (courtesy of wikipedia.com).
A panoramic view of downtown San Diego at night. (courtesy of Wikipedia.com)
But the hotel is affordable, liked by the majority of those guests reviewing it, and appears to be clean and comfortable, offering free breakfast and wi-fi, two things I had hoped for. I will have to take the trolley and/or taxis to the convention center. Let us pray the traffic doesn’t snarl up too badly. Hey, as asilomar pointed out, The Hobbit panel is Saturday, when we won’t have to worry about rush hour.
I went in to tell Benny I had my room secured for the event (I felt my heart thudding a little harder as I clicked the button to make my reservation). He gave me one of those perfect deadpan expressions and said, “Oh, by the way, they called and said Richard Armitage will be staying there, too.” A pause. “And he’ll have to share a room.”
To which I replied with a cheeky smile, batting my lashes.”Well, it IS a king-size bed . . .” Hey, he asked for it.
Actually, I think Benny and Richard would get along famously. Both very bright and on the shy side, gentlemanly and polite, yet possessing an irresistible naughty streak. I have the best taste in men, if I do say so myself.
We took a walk together tonight, accompanied by the two dogs, who took occasional departures to chase squirrels, birds, rabbits, who knows. I am trying to build up my stamina and strength as much as I can. I know it’s going to be a grueling experience–a lot of ground to cover, a lot of standing and sitting. May the adrenaline rush keep me going until I can get back to the Otay Valley Hotel and collapse at night.
Just a few weeks away now . . .